Ouellette Posts Career-Best in All-Around in Final Home Meet
March 16, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. - Stephanie Ouellette finished with a career-best score of 39.525 in the all-around, as the NC State gymnastics team posted a score of 195.550 in its final regular season competition of the season Sunday afternoon inside Reynolds Coliseum. New Hampshire won the meet, 195.600-195.550.
"I was really pleased with our performance today in the senior meet," said head coach Mark Stevenson. "We're going to really miss our seniors. They've put in a lot of work over the last four years and have been tremendous leaders for our program."
The Pack opened the competition on vault, where Ouellette led the way with a score of 9.900 to finish atop the podium. Diahanna Ham followed with a score of 9.850, while Brittni Watkins notched a score of 9.800. In addition, Hannah Fallanca and Michaela Woodford both tallied a score of 9.725. As a group, State finished the event with a score of 49.000.
Ouellette once again led the way on the uneven parallel bars, as she scored a career-best 9.925. Meanwhile, Harabedian also posted the top score of her career with a 9.900, while Watkins notched a 9.825 and Woodford scored a 9.775. As a team, State finished with a score of 48.425 on the event.
At the midway point of the competition, State held a 97.425-97.325 advantage.
On the balance beam, Fallanca and Ouellette tied for second on the podium with a 9.850. Woodford posted a 9.800, as she competed on the event for the first time this season. Ham also scored a 9.775 and Harabedian posted 9.725. State posted a team score of 49.000.
The Pack concluded the afternoon on the floor exercise, where the team finished with a 49.125. Watkins once again led the way with a score of 9.875, marking her eighth straight meet with a score of 9.850 or better. Ouellette also posted a score of 9.850, while Harabedian, Fallanca and Woodford each finished with scores of 9.800. In addition, Aubrey Hine posted a score of 9.775.
Ouellette finished atop the podium in the all-around competition with a career-high score of 39.525. Watkins tied for second with a 39.150, while Woodford competed in the all-around for the first time this year with a score of 39.100.
At the conclusion of the meet, the squad honored Fallanca, Ham, Harabedian, Heidi Ffield, Ellen Marion, Ouellette, along with Megan Kurdelmeier in their final home competition inside Reynolds Coliseum.
Up next, the Pack will travel to Durham, N.H., to compete at the EAGL Championships hosted by University of New Hampshire on Saturday, March 22 at 3 p.m.